Welcome Letter


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

My name is Rochelle Garman, and I am the General Music Teacher at  A. Dorothy Hains.  I am very excited about  all the activities I have planned that will  enhance your child’s education.  I am also very happy that 4th & 5th Graders  can also learn how to play the violin, viola or cello during Strings Class with Mr. Ball our Strings Teacher.

 One of the goals of general music class is to help students realize their full potential and raise their self-esteem through musical activities.  Music class grades are based on a student’s participation and cooperation.  Each child will have the opportunity to succeed at their own level.  The music standards are on our school’s web page.

We ask that students  show respect and participate in an appropriate manner.  Below are my expectations and consequences for music class.  If your child is disrupting instructional time, he is not participating in what was planned for the day. and his/her daily grade will be lowered.   Please remind your child of the importance of participating and acting appropriately while at school.


M= Make good choices,

 U= use nice manners,

S=Sing, speak and play only when asked

 I=Involve yourself in class activities,

 C= Care for materials, instruments, and other people.


  1. Verbal warning.
  2. Move a couple steps away from the class activity.
  3. Sit in time out (the rest chair).
  4. Points taken off daily grade
  5. Parents contacted by note or phone
  6. Sent to office.  (For #2 and #3 the student may return to the class if they feel they are ready.  If they return and are not ready then it will continue to #4 etc.….)

I can be contacted at the school at 706/796-4918 or at garmaro@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

I look forward to teaching your child

Rochelle Garman,                                                                                                              

 General Music Teacher at Hains Elementary